QUILL SHIFT WEBSITE TEMPLATE
Let A. Ashford be your secret weapon to create a stunning children’s book-focused or color-forward website that stands out from the competition. This easy-to-use website template for WordPress built on Divi is built with features and layouts that are clean and dynamic, helping you stand out. Get ready to rise above the rest with Quill Shift’s A. Ashford template!
This design is also built to showcase a single title or multiple titles, comes with a newsletter sign-up section ready to connect with your email marketing platform of choice, and all the essential pages an intentional author would need to create a strong digital presence.
Drag & Drop
SEO at Your Fingertips
Ease in Mind
For All Devices
Look Inside A. ASHFORD
Terms and Privacy Placeholders
Social Media Placeholders
Coming Soon Plugin
Advanced Slider Plugin
A. Ashford is colorful, whimsical, and organized to make it easy for your content to be seen and enjoyed.
YOUR WEBSITE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE OVERWHELMING
Strategic & Versatile
These templates can be used for any author across any genre but each template has a specific design focus in mind. All templates are built with the same strategies as a custom website.
Using one of the best content management systems – WordPress.org – and always modern and up-to-date (with maximum user-friendliness) mega-theme Divi, your template was built first and foremost with ultimate customization in mind. Drag, drop, and elevate your site…no code (or headache) required.
Detailed onboarding so you feel confident off the bat. Monthly office hours to get your questions personally answered. By your side clarity sessions where we solve problems together.
"My website is now clean and user friendly without sacrificing my brand look or creative point of view."
"...an industry professional with loads of marketing experience."
A publishing industry-driven and marketing pro-made WordPress website template
Fully responsive design to look stunning on every device
An email series to help you get started with domain names, hosting, and setting up WordPress
Curated video tutorials and articles to walk you through the main steps of your web design journey
The template delivered directly to your inbox, no codes or sign-ups required
Dummy text for you to easily replace with your own
Canva templates made specifically for your website template to easily create perfectly-sized and on-brand images for exact site customization
All the features and funtionality of a $$$ custom website
Unlimited Divi theme updates (a $297 value) to keep your website up-to-date with the latest features
The power of WordPress to categorize and tag your blog posts for SEO
Monthly video-recorded office hours; send in questions and receive live explanations and tutorials
The Quill Shift Difference
We talked to 100+ readers and went through 1000s of website designs to choose the elements and formats that will provide the most impact while still giving you all the bells and whistles of a fully customizable website built on WordPress at a fraction of the cost.
10+ Years of Industry Experience
These templates are not only easy to use and fully customizable but also designed by a marketing professional with over a decade of experience working in publishing, nonprofit, and the startup world. That expertise ensures that your website is strategically crafted to achieve your goals.
Know the Grind, Here to Help
HOW IT WORKS
Select your site, tailor it for your brand, launch it, and sit back with a good book while the compliments roll in.
Select Your New Website Template
Arguably the hardest part, but with classic, modern, dynamic, and whimsical designs, there is a site for every aethsethic.
Access Your Free Guides and Tutorial Library
In addition to the onboarding guide, you’ll receive our promote your site checklist, and an entire email series that walks you through the tech process of setting up your new digital home.
Drag & Drop In Your Content + Customize!
Unlike most platforms, using our templates, you can easily change anything you want — or keep it as is! You’ll use our favorite website builder, Divi for WordPress — which gives you loads of options for individuality!
Launch a Website You're Proud to Show Off
Within your onboarding guide, you’ll get a great pre-launch list of things to consider BEFORE and AFTER you hit publish so you know your site will show up just the way you imagined and be ready for the compliments!
Watch Your New Website Go to Work for You
Our templates come with all the important pages and plugins you’ll need to be organized, ready to engage, and compliant so you can focus on attracting your dream visitors.
Become a Quill Shift Affiliate and Make $$$
Last step, best step — everyone’s going to be asking about your stunning new site, so why not make a little $$ when you tell them all about it?
No matter which payment option you choose, your new website template will be delivered pronto!
with your PURCHASE you get
A fully highly customizable website with all the pages and demo content ready for you to swap for yor own
Plugins and connections ready for you to use out of the box
A mobile-ready design – look good on desktop, tablet, and phone
Our email onboarding series to boost your website knowledge and gain confidence in design and upkeep
Wondering what to put on each page and why? This guide is for you!
This 30+ page onboarding guide helps you customize your entire site.
The checklist of 15+ places to shout the good news after you launch!
New to WordPress?
Why we think WordPress is the best
Customization and Flexibility
WordPress offers unparalleled customization options, allowing you to create a unique website that perfectly aligns with your brand and vision
Extensive Plugin Library
With a vast selection of plugins, WordPress empowers you to add advanced functionality to your website, such as e-commerce, SEO optimization, and social media integration.
Scalability and Growth Potential
WordPress is built to handle websites of any size, making it the ideal platform for authors looking to expand their online presence as their careers flourish.
Full Ownership and Control
Unlike other platforms, WordPress gives you complete ownership and control over your website, ensuring that you can make changes and updates as needed without restrictions.
Robust Blogging Capabilities
With its roots in blogging, WordPress offers powerful and intuitive blogging features, making it the go-to choice for authors who want to maintain an active blog alongside their book promotions.
Thriving Community and Support
WordPress boasts a vibrant community of users and developers who provide ongoing support, resources, and insights, ensuring that you’re never alone on your website-building journey.
What platform are these templates for?
Our templates are built on WordPress — one of the most powerful and user-friendly content management systems out there. Plus, it’s free to use! And even though it’s powerful, you don’t need to write any code to make your website shine. A hosting plan is required to use our templates on WordPress, and all that information is provided to you step-by-step in your onboarding guide. Please note that our templates are not compatible with Squarespace, Wix, or other platforms.
What will I need to start?
You will need a domain name, webhost (like GoDaddy, Bluehost or Cloudways), and a WordPress.org installation on your host.
What is WordPress?
WordPress.org is the official website for WordPress, an open-source content management system (CMS) that is free. It is a widely used platform for creating and managing websites and blogs.
Once you download the free software and add it to your web host, you will have complete control over your website’s design, functionality, and content. The platform is highly flexible, offering a diverse range of plugins – the most of any website creation service – that enhance your site’s features and appearance.
It’s important to note that WordPress.org is different from WordPress.com, which is a paid hosting service version and is not as flexible or functional as WordPress.org.
Are the fonts included? How about the photos?
We use use free Google fonts in every design. The template comes with access to the Google font library so that you can easily change the fonts you use on your site based on your brand. If you’d like to use a custom font, that can easily be added to your site for your use.
As for the photos, some of our templates featured free stock images that you can keep and use while others are premium images from Canva. We always suggest that you switch out images for your own or stock images that match your brand.
How does the domain and hosting work?
In your email onboarding series you will get an in-depth but quick rundown of what a domain and hosting is, why they are important, and our suggestions on where to purchase them based on our extensive experience. We suggest getting your domain first, then securing your hosting and connecting your domain to your hosting (and we provide tutorials for all these steps).
Is WordPress good for SEO?
Yes! WordPress provides a solid foundation for implementing SEO best practices and offers a range of plugins and themes that can further enhance your website’s search engine visibility.
It is primarily a content management system, and it excels at organizing and managing content. It allows you to control the structure of your website’s URLs, making it easier to create clean, keyword-rich URLs that are favored by search engines. It has a clean and well-structured codebase, which search engines can easily crawl and index.
Just a few of many reasons why WordPress is great for Search Engine Optimization and why we chose WordPress as the base for our templates.
How will I access my tempate?
At checkout, you will share your email address. Once payment has been received, you will get an email confirmation to the address you shared and your onboarding series for the template will begin. Please allow approx. 48 hours to receive your template as you will also receive your lifetime update access key – individual to your purchase – which is created manually with love.
What is the process for editing all the pages?
The Divi theme builder, which is the ultimate drag-and-drop builder that your template uses to give it all it’s bells and whistles can be accessed on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone to update your website.
That said, for the best user experience, we suggest editing your website pages on a desktop or laptop computer.
You will receive focused tutorials on how to edit the elements on the pages of your template and if you can’t find directions somewhere, just email the support email on your receipt and directions will be sent on exactly what you need. Easy as that!
What can I change about my template?
Customize everything! Seriously, our templates are fully customizable. You have the power to tailor every element in the design according to your unique vision for your author brand. Feel free to edit anything you want – colors, fonts, images, layouts – or leave it as is. No coding, no boundaries. Plus, with the included Canva templates, your images and designs can look super professional without the need for Photoshop or InDesign.
What support do you offer?
Website design and maintenance can be scary. That’s why from the very beginning we’ll be providing you step-by-step information to guide you through the process delivered directly to your inbox.
You’ll also receive a 4-part onboarding guide with hand-picked video tutorials, articles, and step-by-step instructions for a smooth process.
Last, we offer monthly video-recorded office hours where you can send in questions and receive live explanations and tutorials in your email every month.
If something just isn’t working, let us know! You can email email@example.com and we’ll direct you to the right technical resources on WordPress or through the Divi theme. And if you need more hands-on help, then we offer Express Clarity Calls to work side-by-side with you to solve your problem and teach you new skills so you keep feeling empowered to learn and play and make your site your own.
I don't know anything about websites — can I really do this?
YOU SURE CAN! We aim to provide authors with ready-to-go, beautifully-designed and industry-backed website templates that you can easily build and customize on your own. When you compile all your website elements and use the support (from us and the Divi theme team), you’ll have your new virtual home in less time than it takes to do your next draft!
Our designs really do all the heavy lifting for you when it comes to elevating your brand presence with design AND thinking about what your readser really need to know when they land on your site! If you can drag and drop, you can customize your design to meet your vision and needs for your online presence!